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MBACP (Accred) MA Counselling & Psychotherapy

About me

I work with anxiety, depression, feeling low, sadness, worry, stress, shame, anger, guilt, relationships concerns, bereavement, loss, childhood suffering, substance abuse, low self esteem and confidence, poor sleep, searching for meaning and many other concerns that can affect you today.

I am registered and accredited with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and I offer brief or longer term counselling and psychotherapy to individuals and couples.

I am, as well, an associate therapist with BetterMind, a small counselling service based in Shoreditch, an ethical organisation with the goal of providing accessible face to face psychotherapy and counselling.   

I practice as an integrative counsellor, meaning that I draw upon a variety of therapeutic techniques, dependent on each individual client and what they would like to get out of each sessions.  I offer a confidential, safe and reliable space where we can talk and make sense of your current difficulties.  Through the establishment of a trustful therapeutic relationship we could, together, explore your past formative experiences and future concerns which may be impacting on your present day choices and decisions, and in the ways that you form and maintain relationships with others. 

Times of struggle and crises can often, also, present real opportunities for growth.  With self awareness and deeper understanding of our motives change comes naturally, spontaneously.

My practice is set in comfortable and secure rooms in Waterloo and Shoreditch with easy accessible entrance

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Couple Therapy
Certificate in Supervising Bereavement Work
MA Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Methods
BA (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy (Object Relations)
Diploma in Psychodynamic and Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Bereavement Care
Certificate in Person Centred Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
BA (Hons) Comparative Literature

I have broad experience working in many different therapeutic settings:

Turning Point - addiction

Centre 70 - depression, anxiety, relationships, general counselling

Balham Counselling Centre - general counselling

Cruse Bereavement Care - bereavement counselling, supervising volunteers

BetterMind Shoreditch- private practice

Waterloo Community Counselling - private practice

Mind, Mental Health Charity - supervising bereavement counsellors

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

£65 for 50 minute session individuals
£80 for 50 minute session couples

Initial session is our chance to meet and talk about the challenges you face and what you hope to get from counselling.

I have a limited number of low cost places available to clients on a low income.

Further information

I am bound by the BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions and committed to continuing personal and professional development.

Waterloo Community Counselling, The Barley Mow Clinic, Greet House, Frazier Street, London, SE1 7BD

The Old Fire Station, 140 Tabernacle Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4SD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom